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Mourad Merzouki, artistic direction and choreographer
Assisted by Marjorie Hannoteaux

Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord and musical direction
Grégoire Durrande, electronic music

Benjamin Lebreton, set design
Yoann Tivoli, light design
Nadine Chabannier, dancers costumes design
Pascale Robin, assisted by Pauline Yaoua Zurini, musicians costumes design

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu :
Heather Newhouse en alternance avec Anara Khassenova, soprano
Reynier Guerrero en alternance avec André Costa, violin
Florian Verhaegen en alternance avec Nicolas Sanssarlat, violin
Aude Walker-Viry en alternance avec Clara Fellmann, cello
Nicolas Muzy en alternance avec Ulrik Gaston Larsen et Clément Latour, théorbe et guitare
Nicolas Janot en alternance avec Vincent Girard, contrebasse
Franck-Emmanuel Comte en alternance avec Gwenaël Dubois, clavecin et orgue

Produced by Pôle en Scènes. Coproduced by Les Nuits de Fourvière and Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne / Cie Käfig. With the support of Groupama danse, Vaisse des Dépôts and Musique Nouvelle en Liberté.

Mourad Merzouki’s performances prepare us for immediate joy, both because they capture the interest of the viewers, and because they invite them to immerse themselves in poetry, each according to his own will. Folia belongs to this world and enchantment is its sacred spirit. Here, dance becomes a beautiful mosaic, with new synergies emerging from the mixtures of hip-hop and baroque music, the Italian tarantella and electronic music, classical ballet and whirling dervishes. These new hybrid artistic forms are as unexpected as they are immediately popular: a journey from the South of Italy to the New World, in which the dancers of the Käfig company make a journey with the musicians of the baroque ensemble Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu directed by Franck-Emmanuel Comte, from the notes of Vivaldi to the electronic sounds of Grégoire Durrande. The choreographer takes the audience by the hand and drags it into a vortex of wonder: a crescendo of emotions that morphs into a spiral of energy. And when the madness subsides, snow falls on a whirling dervish as the voice of a soprano fills the space with her luminous tone. Mourad Merzouki’s ballet is a very real utopia, born from the intersection between disciplines that are apparently incompatible, whose unusual combination gives grace to alchemy.


5 - 7 Dec. 2021
La Comédie
14 Dec. 2021
Festival Angers pousse le son
Folia - court métrage
17 Dec. 2021 18 Dec. 2021
Carré Sainte-Maxime
11 Jan. 2022
Le Théâtre de Compiègne
14 Jan. 2022 15 Jan. 2022
Le Colisée
3 fév. 2022
Villars-sur-Glâne (Switzerland)
11 March 2022
Théâtre Edwige Feuillère

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